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Idaho Lawmakers Big Players in “Fiscal Cliff” Debates

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo and U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson could play key roles in crafting legislation concerning the nation's deficit and debt as the so-called fiscal cliff approaches. The Idaho Statesman reports the two Republican lawmakers from Idaho say they want to see a deal reached

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Dairymen Disappointed about No Farm Bill

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The head of the Idaho Dairymens Association says his members are disappointed that  Congress wasn't able to pass a federal farm bill with provisions to help the struggling industry before the election

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Idaho Congressional Delegation React to Supreme Court

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the federal health care
overhaul has done nothing to soothe the frustration felt by Idaho's
Congressional delegation over the law. The court on Thursday upheld the
individual mandate portion of the new law and other components. Still, Rep.
Mike Simpson says the fight

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Need More Veggies? Congress Says, ‘Have Some Pizza’ — Health Check

Members of Congress love pizza as much as any of us. So, when the United States Department of Agriculture threatened to take it off public school lunch menus, they did what many of us would have done in their position — they officially declared it a vegetable.

Earlier this year, the USDA proposed new standards that would’ve limited both sodium and potatoes for school lunch lines — moves some conservatives in Congress are fighting.

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Idaho Congressman says he now supports term limits

Freshman Congressman Raul Labrador says after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and seeing what it’s really like, he’s changed his mind and now supports term limits. Labrador, an o

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Top Story Instapoll for 7/26/11: Debt $tre$$. Do You Have It?

40-million Americans suffer from "debt stress", a lot more than suffered from it just a few months ago.  Do you worry about paying your mortgage, your car payment and essentially keeping your head above water economically speaking?  Take today's instapoll HERE.

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Idaho Congressional Delegation Call For Balanced Federal Budget

Idaho's congressional delegation have returned with its call to balance the federal budget. Constitutions in Idaho and 48 other states require state lawmakers to balance the budget for every single year. Not so with the federal bud

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